I used to edit PDFs using GIMP. I would open the PDF in GIMP, make edits, export it as a
.mng file, and convert it back.
$ convert -reverse pdf.mng pdf.pdf
This would work well except all the texts were rasterized.
I recently tried editing PDFs using LibreOffice Draw again and was delighted to discover its PDF editing capabilities have improved. Gonna use LibreOffice Draw from now on.
I miss soup dumplings and their cosmic deliciousness. Let me know if you find a good vegan recipe.
Nebula background created on GIMP following this Youtube tutorial.
My friend Lauralynn launched Meet January
It’s the Warby Parker of coats!
Check it out!
Michael Kremer, friend and ex-manager of our CEO, won the Nobel in Economics last week.
He was a big early supporter of our org and helped start a number of different non-profits in Kenya.
Check him out on NPR:
Masatia got me this amazing shirt! It’s now my favorite!
Harry, Brian, and I just finished our trip to the Great Barrier Reef. We went on a fantastic liveaboard with Mike Ball Expeditions.
While Harry wrote a wonderful post (with amazing underwater photography by Laurence), I captured the moments through doodles.
For the dives, the entry to the ocean was jumping from a rather high deck. It was quite alarming at first.
I also had trouble with buoyancy control and nearly fell on a potato cod.
Over time, my dives went a lot smoother. I saw lots of marine life and even caught a glimpse of the last of the minke whale migration!
Towards the end of the liveaboard I did my first ever night dive. It was very surreal using a flashlight to uncover animals in the dark.
I’d highly recommend Mike Ball Expeditions if you’re considering diving in the GBR. Since I was newer to diving than Harry or Brian, a dive instructor generously accompanied me on almost every dive. Everyone was super friendly and helpful and I definitely improved my diving skills.
Brian recorded a lot of underwater videos. I’ll link to them when he uploads them.
I stayed with Sir Rice while transiting through New York.
He showed me his awesome new stickers.
It’s databases, get it?